Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
Run time 62 minutes 19 secondsAudio/Visual sound, color
Attack of the Giant Leeches is a low-budget horror movie from 1959. The story is set in the Florida everglades where the local storekeeper, Dave Walker, is married to a young sex-bomb named Liz, who just keeps on walking all over him. But poor old Dave is just a sucker for a pretty face and he just keeps on letting Liz do it. There are lots of suckers in this film though and most of them are attached to the giant leeches that have set up home in the swamp. You can find out more about Attack of the Giant Leeches at A Passion For Horror
December 2, 2010
Just finished watching. This is a fun and entertaining movie, though definitely not one of the best films I've ever seen. The giant leeches look kind of like garbage bags with arms and suckers. Acting is decent for the style of film. The story is not very deep and moves along pretty quickly. Works for wasting an hour of time enjoyably.
February 5, 2010
Southern-fried swamp horror with a nice touch of late '50s sleaze. Low-budget yet reasonably well made. A good cast features Yvette Vickers in a supporting role. Although she only made five movies, she still is my favorite screen floozy. The guy in a giant leech suit is fun - but then, have you ever known a guy in a giant leech suit who wasn't fun? Besides, he gets to hang out with Yvette in a dark cave. The print is no better than watchable, but it's the same one I've seen for the past twenty years. So it may be the only one that survives. Will it ever be restored? Don't hold your breath. CAST NOTE: You also can catch Yvette Vickers vamping up the sleazy tart act in "Attack of the 50ft Woman." (1958), which still seems to be in copyright and widely available.